Wale’s forthcoming album, The Album About Nothing, is scheduled to be released March 31.
The Maybach Music Group rapper originally made the announcement via Twitter in December, shortly after releasing his collaborative mixtape with A-Trak, Festivus.
TAAN will serve as Wale’s fourth album overall and third underneath the MMG imprint. His label boss, Rick Ross, confirmed during an interview with Billboard at the Grammy Awards that the project should arrive on schedule (March 31).
“The Body” featuring Jeremih, is the only single from the album that has been released thus far.
(February 17, 2015)
UPDATE: Wale has unveiled the tracklist for his upcoming fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing.
The DC-native released the information today (March 4) via an e-mail listserv he has established for fans.
The Album About Nothing features 14-tracks, including the previously released “Girls On Drugs,” “The Body” and his latest offering with Usher, “The Matrimony.”
In addition to including Jerry Seinfeld’s commentary, the album will also include features from SZA, J. Cole and Usher.
Check out the tracklist below:
1. “The Intro About Nothing”
2. “The Helium Balloon”
3. “The White Shoes”
4. “The Pessimist”
5. “The Middle Finger”
6. “The One Time In Houston”
7. “The Girls On Drugs”
8. “The God Smile”
9. “The Need To Know”
10. “The Success”
11. “The Glass Egg”
12. “The Bloom (Ambitious Girls 3)”
13. “The Matrimony”
14. “The Body”
(March 4, 2015)
UPDATE #2: Wale has unveiled two of three covers for his forthcoming project, The Album About Nothing.
The first features artwork by Sue Tsai, the artist that infamously created the painting for Wale’s “Bad” song. Within the pic, there are two sets of footsteps, which symbolize Wale and Jerry Seinfeld, walking along a dirt path towards the moon. The imprints belong to Air Jordan sneakers. Wale’s wearing the Air Jordan 4’s, while Jerry is wearing the Air Jordan 6’s, the same shoes he wore on the Complex magazine cover.
The second cover was created by Good Bully, another go-to artist for Wale. Jerry and Wale stand side-by-side on the front of this cover, donning the same sneakers from the first. The graffiti in the background represents each of the song titles on The Album About Nothing.
Check out the first two covers below:
(March 10, 2015)
UPDATE #3: Wale has released the third cover for his forthcoming project, The Album About Nothing. The self-proclaimed ambassador of the nation’s capital unveiled the album art via his e-mail listserve for fans, saying “This third cover was all my idea. This is essentially what the album is to Me, a moment of clarity and a moment of expression.”
The cover art depicts an animated Wale, sitting at a diner, perhaps the famous Seinfeld diner, alone. He is looking across the table as if someone else should be there.
“This cover is me staring blankly into nowhere,” Wale explained. “Jerry is not there, he’s in my mind. This album is of Jerry speaking as my conscious. The evil voice and the positive voice, he is both of them. Maybe I’m talking to myself. Maybe I’ve lost my mind. There lies a story. My story.”
Check it out below:
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(March 24, 2015)
UPDATE #4: The stream for The Album About Nothing is now available via Spotify.
It is as follows: